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Cyclamen Heather 005

Cyclamen Alpinum in a purpose made trough in the alpine house



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amy
Amy
 

Oh Lovely Brian , I have some cyclamens just opening in the garden I'll put a photo on when the whole plant is in flower .
Do you keep your Alpine house cold ?

9 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Amy in theory yes it is open to the elements. But if we get winters like the last two all the pots need to be up to there rims in a sand bed to prevent the roots in the pots from freezing.which a lot did last year causing quite a few losses,lots of plants are safer in the ground because it does not cool down as quickly as the pots do.

9 Jan, 2012

 

They look so pretty and dainty.

9 Jan, 2012

 

wow, i love this flowers, they look lovely!

10 Jan, 2012

 

what is this , is it a lilies?

10 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Junna.No they are not Lilies they belong to the Primula family which is no help as they don't look or behave like them.They grow wild across North Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean,they are corms with small resting buds on the top which when the season is right produce leaves and flowers ,each corm is dormant several months of the year.there are about 25/30 different species plus hybrids.Hope that is understandable.
Brian

10 Jan, 2012

 

oh , im very surprised that this flower was from far away but you very lucky to have them in your garden and they were so healthy and bloomming, please sent me some, just joking u,hehehe!! yes i understand it, this kind of plant is so hard to grow??

10 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Junna
I do not know what range high /low of tempetures you have in the Philippines,but think it is probably to hot for most of the species,Alexandramc has them growing wild in Corfu.

10 Jan, 2012

bik
Bik
 

what kind of cyclamen is this Brian?

6 Feb, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Bik
Cyclamen Alpinum is the current name, for some years it was called C.Trochopteranthum.It is a close but smaller relation of C.Coum

6 Feb, 2012

bik
Bik
 

ic ok

7 Feb, 2012



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